A slot-filling model of sentence comprehension

A slot-filling model of sentence comprehension This study investigated how a person comprehends a subject-verb-object (SVO) sentence. In two experiments subjects comprehended sentences to form unitary representations in a sentence-picture verification task. Reference scope (superordinates or subordinates) and location of superordinates were manipulated. Both effects of reference scope and location of superordinates were obtained. These findings support a slot-filling model of sentence comprehension in which subjects successively create a slot for filling the previously integrated unit in comprehending a sentence. The slot-filling model should apply to comprehending English as well as Chinese sentences. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reading and Writing Springer Journals

A slot-filling model of sentence comprehension

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 1998 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Linguistics; Language and Literature; Psycholinguistics; Education, general; Neurology; Literacy
ISSN
0922-4777
eISSN
1573-0905
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1008039832252
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Abstract

This study investigated how a person comprehends a subject-verb-object (SVO) sentence. In two experiments subjects comprehended sentences to form unitary representations in a sentence-picture verification task. Reference scope (superordinates or subordinates) and location of superordinates were manipulated. Both effects of reference scope and location of superordinates were obtained. These findings support a slot-filling model of sentence comprehension in which subjects successively create a slot for filling the previously integrated unit in comprehending a sentence. The slot-filling model should apply to comprehending English as well as Chinese sentences.

Journal

Reading and WritingSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 6, 2004

References

  • Comprehending complex concepts
    Murphy, G.L.
  • Conceptual combination with prototype concepts
    Smith, E.E.; Osherson, D.N.

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